The Renewed Threat Of Terrorism

By Christiaan van Huyssteen (@cvh23)

 

It has been 13 years since the 9/11 attacks, and we still don’t know much of what happened on that day. Important sections of the 9/11 commission’s official report relating to Saudi involvement, and the Bin Laden family remain classified.

No proper investigation was done into the insider trading that took place on the days leading up to September 11th (shorting of airline stocks etc.).

On September 26, 2003, John Mulheren and I were seated side by side in a fourth-floor[meeting room] in the headquarters complex. Mulheren was one of the most legendary stock traders in Wall Street history. I was responsible for modelling terrorist trading for the CIA, part of a broad inquiry into stock trading on advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks.

I looked in his eyes and asked if he believed there was insider trading in American Airlines stock immediately prior to 9/11. His answer was chilling: “It was the most blatant case of insider trading I’ve ever seen.”

– Investment banker Jim Rickards in his book: The Death of Money

I’m not suggesting that the 9/11 attacks were a false flag attack, but it is clear that all the facts relating to the attack have not been made public/is not known/will never be known.

False flag attacks are not for conspiracy theorists only, throughout history there have been numerous false flag attacks, used as pretext for achieving political aims.

Operation Gladio, was a mission in the cold war whereby clandestine groups in Europe were armed and to provide resistance, should the Soviets ever have invaded.

Operation Northwoods, was a plan (although never executed – dismissed by JFK) in the 60’s by US intelligence services to commit acts of terror such as bombings and highjackings on US soil and blame it on Cuba in order to develop a negative international sentiment toward Cuba, and perhaps justify an American invasion of Cuba.

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One of the declassified documents of Operation Northwoods

The Gulf of Tonkin incident is a subject of much speculation. A North Vietnamese and a US navy destroyer were involved in confrontations (on two seperate dates) in 1964. What happened, and who fired first is the subject of debate until this day. The incident led to the escalation of  the Vietnam war, in which more than 40 000 Americans, and more than 500 000 Vietnamese died.

The 2003 invasion of Iraq was done under false pretences. The US was lied into the war in Iraq. “Weapons of mass destruction and ties to Al-Qaeda” was the official reason given for the need to invade Iraq and dispose of its dictator, Saddam Hussein (we ignore the fact that the US provided Hussein with the gasses necessary to attack mutual enemy Iran in 1988). Dr Wouter Basson, who was involved in Iraq said in 2003 that Iraq didn’t have the weapons the US claim they have.

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This image was shown as evidence in front of the United Nations by then Secretary of State Colin Powell

The Iraq war has claimed more than 600 000 lives, and has lead to the displacement of 2 million Iraqis into neighbouring countries. The cost of the war is estimated to be more than $2 trillion (roughly equivalent to a year’s tax revenue in the US). The Iraq war is easily the greatest humanitarian disaster of the 21st century, and it was all started by a lie.

Another result of the power vacuum in the middle east is the rise of the Islamic state (ISIS). These terrorists make Al-Qaeda look like amateurs. They are very sophisticated, and well funded.

From The Washington Post: Islamic State ‘now controls resources and territory unmatched in history of extremist organizations’:

It’s just the latest step in the Islamic State’s regional expansion. What was recently a ragtag cadre of former al-Qaeda operatives has now morphed into a transnational, fully militarized and very rich operation said to control more than one-third of Syria’s territory. It makes al-Qaeda look like a bunch of wannabe jihadists.

It’s “worse than al-Qaeda,” Brett McGurk, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran, told lawmakers last month. It “is no longer simply a terrorist organization. It is now a full-blown army seeking to establish a self-governing state through the Tigris and Euphrates valley in what is now Syria and Iraq.”

From CTVNews: How ISIS became the richest terrorist group in the world:

The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has seemingly come out of nowhere to become the wealthiest terrorist organization in the world, surpassing long-active organizations such as al Qaeda, al Shabab and the Taliban.

The well-equipped, well-organized terrorist force has spread across Iraq like wildfire, seizing key cities and much of the country’s oil wells as it surges eastward through the country. ISIS has been a steadily-growing problem in Iraq and Syria since last December, but attacks escalated in early June and culminated last Wednesday when 800 ISIS fighters captured the Iraqi city of Mosul. Since then, ISIS has significantly increased its size, territory and wealth. The International Business Times says ISIS is now worth $2 billion, making it wealthier than small countries such as Tonga, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands or the Falkland Islands.

ISIS is not Al-Qaeda, it controls vast territory, has huge assets, has a twitter account, and is driven by hatred and radicalism. It is the terrorist group Al-Qaeda never was.

The point is that the risk of a serious terror attack is higher than it has been at any time over the last decade. There may be through some sort of real attack, or a false flag.

 

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